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Webinar - Validating your data

This page provides you with information and links about the topics covered in the webinars. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or require assistance with any aspects of reporting or training.

Webinar presentation


Questions and answers

Answers to the questions raised during the webinar are now available on our Validating your data Q&A page.


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This webinar provides you with the information you need to help you validate your data. It assumes prior reporting experience and the following webinar and training material should be viewed in conjunction with this webinar.

Reporting with HEPCAT

  • provides new data collections officers or anyone who wants a refresher with the essential information for successful data reporting.

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How to use HEPCAT (Higher Education Provider Client Assistance Tool)


The Reporting with HEPCAT toolkit provide detailed information on how to download, install and use HEPCAT.

Our HEPCAT basic videos provide a step by step visual guide with clear instructions to help walk you through the process of reporting data.

  • HEPCAT Basics part 1 - provides the steps for creating a submission
  • HEPCAT Basics part 2 - importing and exporting a submission
  • HEPCAT Basics part 3 - validating a submission
  • HEPCAT Basics part 4 - submitting data in HEPCAT

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HEPCAT/HEIMS Validations

The validation rules for both HEPCAT and HEIMS) the Higher Education Information Management System) are available on our Validating your data toolkit.


HEPCAT validation rules are categorised into six levels. Each of the levels perform integrity checks on your data as explained on our HEPCAT validation levels page.


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HEIMS Online

Opens in a new window: HEIMS Online provides a central point for you to view the data you have reported to HEIMS. From here you can directly access:


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Need more help?

Please contact the HEIMS Data Collections team if you have any queries or require further information or assistance on any reporting issues.

Email: HEIMS.datacollections [at] education.gov.au


Telephone: (02) 6240 7487

Your feedback is always welcome

Please let us know if you found our webinar and materials helpful in preparing your organisation for reporting. Your feedback is important to us so that we can continue working on the best possible ways to provide you with the information you need to meet your reporting requirements.

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